How to Find Your Ideal Candidates Eager to Learn New Skills
Are you looking to find new employees that have the potential to grow and learn new skills on the job? Finding top-quality candidates can be difficult, but once you find the best candidates, you can rest assured that your team will be working well and won’t require constant supervision or correction. When you find candidates eager to learn new skills, you also find candidates who are ready to commit themselves to work and to learning the ins and outs of how you do business. You can find your ideal candidates by knowing what to look for in their resumes, asking the right interview questions, and working with the recruiters at a staffing agency.
Look for Resume Keywords
As you review a candidate’s resume, you can look for specific keywords that indicate a drive or motivation to learn new skills on the job. Some of these keywords may include “passion for learning,” “training,” “taught,” and more. These types of words can reflect a candidate’s desire to learn and acquire new skills in former jobs, which will translate to their potential performance on your team. As you identify interesting keywords, you can consider asking candidates to elaborate on these experiences.
Ask the Right Interview Questions
Another helpful way to find your ideal candidates is to ask the right questions during the interview. You can ask how they would solve a particular problem, for instance. This can show you how they would confront certain problems or issues once they are on the job. You can also get a good sense of how committed they might be to the work and how committed they are to maximizing their potential. You can also ask candidates what they consider their weaknesses and how they plan to improve in those areas.
Ask About Professional Development
You should consider any professional development your candidates have sought out. Rather than focus solely on their educational pursuits, you can also consider whether they have taken any online courses or participated in industry-related seminars. These experiences demonstrate an eagerness to learn new skills and develop old ones.
Work With a Staffing Agency
Staffing agencies are equipped to select the very best candidates for any open position. When you work with a staffing agency to find your ideal candidates, you not only know that you are being presented with the best options, but you know that these candidates have taken the proactive step of working with a staffing agency.
Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution
First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.